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Product offerings for vSphere 5.x (2001113)

Purpose

This article provides a list of features associated with the various licensing editions in vSphere 5.x.

Resolution

This table lists the features associated with the various licensing editions in vSphere 5.0, 5.1, and 5.5:

 

Hypervisor

(Free)

Essentials

Essentials Plus

Standard

Enterprise

Enterprise Plus

 

5.x

5

5.1

5.5

5

5.1

5.5

5

5.1

5.5

5

5.1

5.5

5

5.1

5.5

Maximum virtual SMP

8-way

8-way

8-way

See Note

8-way

8-way

See Note

8-way

8-way

See Note

8-way

32-way

See Note

32-way

64-way

See Note

Thin Provisioning

Update Manager

 

vStorage APIs for Data Protection

 

 

vCenter agent for VMware host

 

Storage APIs

 

 

 

 

VMsafe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vSphere API

 

vCenter Operations Manager Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

 

vSphere High Availability

 

 

 

 

vSphere Data Protection

 

 

 

 

vSphere vMotion

 

 

 

 

vSphere Storage vMotion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shared Smart Card Reader

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vShield Zones

 

 

 

 

 

Hot Add / Hot-Pluggable virtual HW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vShield Endpoint

 

 

 

 

vSphere Replication

 

 

 

 

 

vSphere Fault Tolerance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vSphere DRS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MPIO / Third-Party Multi-pathing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remote Virtual Serial Port Concentrator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vSphere Storage APIs for Array Integration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distributed Power Management (DPM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vSphere Distributed Switch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vSphere Host Profiles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vSphere Storage I/O Control & Network I/O Control

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct Path vMotion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vSphere Storage DRS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vSphere Profile-Driven Storage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vSphere vMotion Metro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vSphere Auto Deploy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vSphere View Accelerator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SR-IOV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

App HA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Data Extensions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reliable Memory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flash Read Cache

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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Note: For information on vSphere 5.5 Maximum virtual SMP, see Licensing for vSphere 5.5 (2064117).

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See Also

This Article Replaces

2046201

Update History

03/08/2013 - Updated Resolution section with comparison chart for 5.0 and 5.1 05/07/2013 - Updated Resolution section with updated features. 05/09/2013 - Updated product features in the resolution section. 12/05/2013 - Updated with the vSphere 5.5 products. 01/09/2014 - Updated the Virtual SMP section.

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